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Note: The section titles in the TOS are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.
- ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
iMinistries provides its service to you subject to the following Terms of Service ("TOS"), which may be updated by us from time to time without notice to you. You can review the most current version of the TOS at any time at: http://iministries.org/terms_of_service. In addition, when using particular iMinistries services, you and iMinistries shall be subject to any posted guidelines or rules applicable to such services which may be posted from time-to-time. All such guidelines or rules are hereby incorporated by reference into the TOS.
Acceptance of the TOS is absolute and applies to you as an account owner regardless of the number of websites contained within your account. If you create multiple sites, you, as the account owner, are responsible for all sites within your account and for each site’s adherence to these Terms of Service.
- DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE
currently provides users with access to a full-featured website
management system (the "Service"). You also understand and agree that
the service may include certain communications from iMinistries, such as
service announcements, administrative messages, and newsletters, and
that these communications are considered part of your iMinistries
subscription and you will not be able to opt out of receiving them.
explicitly stated otherwise, any new features that augment or enhance
the current Service shall be subject to the TOS. You understand and
agree that the Service is provided "AS-IS" and that iMinistries assumes no
responsibility for the timeliness, deletion, mis-delivery, or failure to
store any user communications or personalization settings. You are
responsible for obtaining access to the Service and that access may
involve third party fees (such as Internet service or airtime charges).
You are responsible for those fees. In addition, you must provide and
are responsible for all equipment necessary to access the Service.
- YOUR REGISTRATION OBLIGATIONS
In consideration of your use of the Service, you agree to:
true, accurate, current, and complete information about yourself as
prompted by the Service's registration form (such information being the
- maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, current, and complete;
true, accurate, current, complete, and valid information about your
method of payment (such information being the “Billing Data”);
and promptly update the Billing Data to keep it true, accurate,
current, complete, and valid. If you provide any information that is
untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or if iMinistries has
reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue,
inaccurate, not current, or incomplete, iMinistries has the right to suspend
or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use
of the Service (or any portion thereof).
for your use of the Service will be automatically billed to the credit
card you provide in your Billing Data. The following describes
iMinistries’s billing practices:
are billed each month for the upcoming month’s service, based on the
sites and packages in your account on the billing date.
an iMinistries site, or upgrading the package of a site in your account will
cause an interim transaction to occur on the date the change is made.
The interim transaction will charge your card a pro-rated amount in
order to compensate for the change in charges over the remainder of
your billing cycle. Then, at the beginning of your next billing cycle,
you will be charged the new monthly amount based on the sites and
packages in your account on the billing date.
the package of a site in your account will not initiate an interim
transaction. No refunds will be given for any days remaining in your
current billing cycle.
- WEBSITE CANCELLATION
Customers wishing to stop the use of their iMinistries website must communicate to iMinistries through a ticket in our support system an official cancellation date. This will allow us to deactivate your website and stop payment immediately. Should you move your site without cancelling your services with us, you are still responsible for invoice charges on the open account until the account is cancelled. All fees paid to iMinistries are non refundable.
Data and certain other information about you is subject to our Privacy
- MEMBER ACCOUNT, PASSWORD, AND SECURITY
are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password
and account, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur
under your password or account. You agree to (a) immediately notify
iMinistries of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other
breach of security, and (b) ensure that you exit from your account at
the end of each session. iMinistries cannot and will not be liable for any
loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this section.
- MEMBER CONDUCT
understand that all information, data, text, software, music, sound,
photographs, graphics, video, messages, or other materials ("Content"),
whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, are the sole
responsibility of the person from which such Content originated. This
means that you, and not iMinistries, are entirely responsible for all
Content that you upload, post, e-mail, transmit, or otherwise make
available via the Service. iMinistries does not control the Content posted
via the Service and, as such, does not guarantee the accuracy,
integrity, or quality of such Content. You understand that by using the
Service, you may be exposed to Content that you feel is offensive,
indecent, or objectionable. Under no circumstances will iMinistries be liable
in any way for any Content, including, but not limited to, for any
errors or omissions in any Content, or for any loss or damage of any
kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content posted, e-mailed,
transmitted, or otherwise made available via the Service.
You agree to not use the Service to:
post, e-mail, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that is
unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous,
defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy,
hateful, or racially, ethnically, or otherwise objectionable;
- harm minors in any way;
any person or entity, including, but not limited to, a iMinistries official,
forum leader, guide or host, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent
your affiliation with a person or entity;
headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the
origin of any Content transmitted through the Service;
post, e-mail, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that you
do not have a right to make available under any law or under
contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information,
proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part
of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements);
post, e-mail, transmit or otherwise make available any content that is
sexually explicit, pornographic, or in other ways could be viewed as
- upload, post, e-mail, transmit or
otherwise make available any Content that infringes any patent,
trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other proprietary rights
("Rights") of any party;
- upload, post, e-mail, transmit
or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized
advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain
letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of solicitation, except
in those areas (such as shopping rooms) that are designated for such
- upload, post, e-mail, transmit or otherwise
make available any material that contains software viruses or any other
computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or
limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or
- interfere with or
disrupt the Service or servers or networks connected to the Service, or
disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of
networks connected to the Service;
- intentionally or
unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national, or
international law, including, but not limited to, regulations
promulgated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, any rules
of any national or other securities exchange, including, without
limitation, the New York Stock Exchange, the American Stock Exchange or
the NASDAQ, and any regulations having the force of law;
- collect or store personal data about other users.
acknowledge that iMinistries does not pre-screen Content, but that iMinistries
and its designees shall have the right (but not the obligation) in
their sole discretion to refuse or remove any Content that is available
via the Service. Without limiting the foregoing, iMinistries and its
designees shall have the right to remove any Content that violates the
TOS or is otherwise objectionable. You agree that you must evaluate,
and bear all risks associated with, the use of any Content, including
any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such
Content. In this regard, you acknowledge that you may not rely on any
Content created by iMinistries or submitted to iMinistries using the Service. You
acknowledge and agree that iMinistries may preserve Content and may also
disclose Content if required to do so by law or in the good faith
belief that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to:
(a) comply with legal process; (b) enforce the TOS; (c) respond to
claims that any Content violates the rights of third-parties; or (d)
protect the rights, property, or personal safety of iMinistries, its owners,
its users and the public. You understand that the technical processing
and transmission of the Service, including your Content, may involve
(a) transmissions over various networks; and (b) changes to conform and
adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices.
- CONTENT SUBMITTED OR MADE AVAILABLE FOR INCLUSION ON THE SERVICE
does not claim ownership of Content you submit or make available for
inclusion on the Service. However, with respect to Content you submit
or make available for inclusion on publicly accessible areas of the
Service, you grant iMinistries the following world-wide, royalty free, and
non-exclusive license(s), as applicable:
With respect to
Content you submit or make available for inclusion on publicly
accessible areas of the system, the license to use, distribute,
reproduce, modify, adapt, publicly perform, and publicly display such
Content on the Service solely for the purposes of providing and
promoting the specific iMinistries site to which such Content was submitted
or made available. This license exists only for as long as you elect to
continue to include such Content on the Service and will terminate at
the time you remove or iMinistries removes such Content from the Service.
With respect to photos, graphics, audio or video you submit or make
available for inclusion on publicly accessible areas of the Service,
the license to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publicly
perform, and publicly display such Content on the Service solely for the
purpose for which such Content was submitted or made available. This
license exists only for as long as you elect to continue to include
such Content on the Service and will terminate at the time you remove
or iMinistries removes such Content from the Service. "Publicly accessible"
areas of the Service are those areas of the iMinistries network of
properties that are intended by iMinistries to be available to the general
public. By way of example, publicly accessible areas of the Service
would include iMinistries websites. However, publicly accessible areas of
the Service would not include portions of services intended for private
communication such as E-mail or areas off of the iMinistries network of
properties such as portions of World Wide Web sites that are accessible
through links from iMinistries sites but are not hosted or served by iMinistries.
You agree to
indemnify and hold iMinistries, and its parent company, subsidiaries,
affiliates, officers, agents, co-branders, or other partners, and
employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable
attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of
Content you submit, post, transmit, or make available through the
Service, your use of the Service, your connection to the Service, your
violation of the TOS, or your violation of any rights of another.
- GENERAL PRACTICES REGARDING USE AND STORAGE
acknowledge that iMinistries may establish general practices and limits
concerning use of the Service, including without limitation the maximum
disk space or bandwidth that will be allotted on iMinistries’s servers on
your behalf. iMinistries may enforce these limitations by restricting the
software itself, or by contacting you and requiring you to either
restrict usage or upgrade your account if your website is found to be
outside of the normal range of use.
Regarding bandwidth, iMinistries will
consider your site to be utilizing abnormally high bandwidth at the
following levels: 1TB/month for 1000+, 750GB/month for 500, 500GB/month for 300, 250GB/month for 100, and 125GB/month
You agree that iMinistries has no responsibility or
liability for the deletion or failure to store any messages and other
communications or other Content maintained or transmitted by the
Service. You further acknowledge that iMinistries reserves the right
to change these general practices and limits at any time, in its sole
discretion, with or without notice.
- MODIFICATIONS TO SERVICE
reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or
discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Service (or any part
thereof) with or without notice. You agree that iMinistries shall not be
liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension, or
discontinuance of the Service.
agree that iMinistries may, under certain circumstances and without prior
notice, immediately terminate your iMinistries account, any associated e-mail
address, and access to the Service. Cause for such termination shall
include, but not be limited to, (a) breaches or violations of the TOS
or other incorporated agreements or guidelines, (b) requests by law
enforcement or other government agencies, (c) a request by you
(self-initiated account deletions), (d) discontinuance or material
modification to the Service (or any part thereof), (e) unexpected
technical issues or problems, and (f) extended periods of inactivity.
Termination of your iMinistries account includes (a) removal of access to
all offerings within the Service, (b) deletion of your password and all
related information, files, and content associated with or inside your
account (or any part thereof), and (c) barring further use of the
Service. Further, you agree that all terminations for cause shall be
made in iMinistries’s sole discretion and that iMinistries shall not be liable to
you or any third-party for any termination of your account, any
associated e-mail address, or access to the Service. All fees paid to
iMinistries are non-refundable.
Service may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other World
Wide Web sites or resources. Because iMinistries has no control over such
sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that iMinistries is not
responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources,
and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any Content,
advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such
sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that iMinistries shall
not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or
loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or
reliance on any such Content, goods or services available on or through
any such site or resource.
- iMinistries’S PROPRIETARY RIGHTS
acknowledge and agree that the Service and any necessary software used
in connection with the Service ("Software") contain proprietary and
confidential information that is protected by applicable intellectual
property and other laws. You agree not to access the Service by any
means other than through the interface that is provided by iMinistries for
use in accessing the Service.
- DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT:
USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN
"AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. IMINISTRIES EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS
ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT
NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
- IMINISTRIES MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT (i) THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR
REQUIREMENTS, (ii) THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE,
OR ERROR-FREE, (iii) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF
THE SERVICE WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, (iv) THE QUALITY OF ANY
PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR
OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS, AND
(v) ANY ERRORS IN THE SOFTWARE WILL BE CORRECTED.
MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE
SERVICE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE
SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF
DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL.
ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM
IMINISTRIES OR THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT
EXPRESSLY STATED IN THE TOS.
- LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT IMINISTRIES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY
DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR EXEMPLARY
DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS,
GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF IMINISTRIES HAS BEEN
ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM: (i) THE
USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE; (ii) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT
OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS, DATA,
INFORMATION, OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED OR MESSAGES RECEIVED OR
TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICE; (iii)
UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA;
(iv) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SERVICE; OR (v)
ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SERVICE.
- EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS
JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE
LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO
Notices to you may be made via either e-mail or regular mail. The Service may also provide notices of changes to the TOS or other matters by displaying notices or links to notices to you generally on the Service or by posting them on their company website, blog, or other corporate communications channels.
- TRADEMARK INFORMATION
iMinistries, the iMinistries logo, and other iMinistries product and service names and logos are trademarks of iMinistries, Inc. Without iMinistries's prior permission, you agree not to display or use in any manner, these trademarks.
- GENERAL INFORMATION
TOS constitutes the entire agreement between you and iMinistries and governs your use of the Service, superseding any prior agreements between you and iMinistries. You also may be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you use affiliate services, third-party content, or third-party software. The TOS and the relationship between you and iMinistries shall be governed by the laws of the State of Illinois without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You and iMinistries agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the county of Cook, Illinois. The failure of iMinistries to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the TOS shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the TOS is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the TOS remain in full force and effect. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Service or the TOS must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of
action arose or be forever barred.
- OUR BELIEFS
We believe strongly in the Bible as a accurate and literal view of history and God. We believe that Jesus Christ is God incarnate and that "no one comes to the Father but through [him]." We believe that the Church is made up of God's people who work to live for him and make him known. Learn more in our Statement of Faith.
- iMinistries TAG LINE
In agreement with the TOS, you are required to have our tag line appear in the footer on all pages of your website in a non discrete way.
iMinistries reserves the right to include the completed product of your project in our professional portfolio.